Brussels Relives the Spirit of the Renaissance

Calling all history buffs – the Carolus V Festival is an opportunity for Brussels to relive the spirit of the Renaissance. Many activities are offered from now until September, including talks and guided walks through the city which allow visitors explore the time of Charles V, the most powerful emperor of the 16th century. This year, to celebrate the 450th anniversary…

Sanctions to be Applied Against Cyber Attackers

Cyber attackers around the world could now face EU sanctions, thanks to a new regime pushed for by the UK and its partners. The new sanctions regime, which was signed off this week in Brussels, sends a clear message to hostile actors everywhere that the UK, and the EU, will impose tough consequences for cyber-attacks….

Improvements Needed in Tackling Fraud with Regional Funding

Despite improvements over recent years, EU Member States’ efforts to tackle fraud in cohesion spending remain too weak, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. Member States’ assessments of the effectiveness of their anti-fraud measures are too optimistic, say the auditors. Detection, response and coordination still need substantial strengthening to prevent,…